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Team USA opens as 15.5-point favorite in Olympic opener vs. France

The United States will open the Summer Olympic tournament at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 25 against France. We go over the initial odds on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Kevin Durant of the USA Men’s National Team shoots a free throw during the game against the Argentina Men’s National Team on July 13, 2021 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, haven’t even started and yet, Team USA basketball is under major heat early on in exhibition play. Chances are things will be sorted out before their opener vs. France at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 25. Still, it’s create a shroud of doubt surrounding the favorite to take home the gold medal despite a roster that is completely stacked. Team USA basketball will send superstars Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum to Tokyo to compete (and that’s just a few of the All-Star names playing).

The United States will open up the tourney against France, which has a slew of NBA players representing. France is anchored by reigning defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert down low. The French also have SG Evan Fournier, F Nicolas Batum, G/F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and PG Frank Ntilikina. So while the U.S. still has an overwhelming advantage on its roster, France won’t be an easy out, particularly after watching how Team USA has performed in exhibition play.

Anyway, DraftKings Sportsbook has odds posted for the opener between Team USA and France. Let’s take a look.

Team USA vs. France odds, Sunday, July 25

Spread: USA -15.5
Total: 180.5
Moneyline: USA -1375, France +800

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